Ciabatta BLT


Dennis’ men’s softball team, Fast & Furious is back on the fields for the spring season and tonight is game night. Thursdays need to be quick and on the lighter side. I chose to make BLT sandwiches for dinner tonight but wanted to change it up a bit so used ciabatta rolls that I came across this morning when I was doing some shopping at Sprouts Farmers Market. I also used red leaf lettuce instead of the usual iceberg.

I cooked my bacon in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes. In the last 10 minutes, I added my ciabatta rolls to the oven to toast them a bit.

While my bacon was cooking and my rolls toasting, I cut up a beefsteak tomato and gathered up my lettuce and set it aside.

Once the bacon and rolls were done, I spread mayonnaise on both sides of the roll, and layered it with my lettuce, tomato and bacon.

Our dinner called for nothing more than fruit as a side dish.



  • Ciabatta rolls
  • red leaf lettuce
  • 2 slices of bacon per sandwich
  • 2 slices of tomato per sandwich
  • 1 tablespoon mayonaise per sandwich
  • pinch of kosher salt


Cook bacon in a preheated 400 degree oven for 20 minutes. Cut ciabatta rolls in half and lay on a baking sheet. Bake in the same 400 degree oven for 10 minutes. Spread both halves of bread with mayo and layer the bottom half with lettuce (sprinkle tomato slices with a pinch of kosher salt), tomato and bacon. Top with other half of roll. Enjoy!

Until next time, Kris


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